Kelly Kulhanek is a Ph.D student studying honey bee health and management practices with the vanEngelsdorp lab at the University of Maryland.
Kelly’s path to honey bees began by studying native bees as a research assistant in Claire Kremen’s lab at UC Berkeley. She then spent a field season with the USGS in North Dakota studying honey bee health and landscape change and became completely hooked on honey bees.
She is studying honey bee health on a nationwide scale through the Sentinel Apiary Project. She also hopes to help develop and field validate best management practices to improve colony health and survival. She is excited to work with the BIP Team and beekeepers to make a lasting impact on the ways we manage and support honey bees and agriculture.